Cool Mountain Escapes
South Carolina is one of the best retirement locations in the country.
Cool Mountain Escapes is also one of the most desirable areas to vacation, live or retire to.
Oconee County South Carolina, home to Long Creek, Mountain Rest, Salem, Seneca, Walhalla and West Union offers some of the best real estate value in the country. We offer outstanding recreational opportunities as well as an excellent central location, just 1.5 hours to Atlanta, GA and 2 hours to Charlotte NC or 1 hour to the international airport in Greenville, SC.
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Cool Mountain Escapes includes 10 private lakes as well as Hartwell, Jocassee and Keowee, three large, public power company-maintained lakes. Sitting just off I-85 we have easy access north or south, plus we are just an hour from Highlands NC and Cashiers NC. Clemson has all the charm of a small southern college town and is less than a half an hour away.
Our area's property prices and taxes remain lower than our more, well-known neighbors in North Carolina and North East Georgia. We still have acreage tracts and our Cool Mountain Escapes are very desirable for retirees, investors or anyone looking for a peaceful second or weekend home. Many will also enjoy the four-season climate.
One-third of Oconee County is part of the Sumter National Forest so it will never have the crowded feeling that is driving down property values in other areas. Thanks to the National Forest and our State Parks, 60 of our most beautiful waterfalls will always be accessible to the public, this also ensures plenty of well-maintained hiking trails, horse trails, hunting, and fishing. The state-run fish hatchery, just off Highway 107, is open to the public and they make sure the lakes and rivers are stocked. They also host the annual kids fishing tournament. There are ample opportunities for golfers since we have over fifty golf courses within an hour and for rafting enthusiasts, there are guided excursions down the famous Wild and Scenic Chattooga River.
Gwen Fowler has been selling Cool Mountain Escapes since 1987 and has lived here her entire life. She has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the area and to match you with your dream property. If you are ready to take the step to make your dream a reality, contact Gwen at 1-864-916-2019 or send us an email. I know about real estate that your mouse can't find. Call me today!!